Clubs And Organizations


Tai chi and qigong

Tai chi and qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Payson Fly Casters

The Payson Fly Casters Club will meet Saturday, Nov. 26 at Tiny’s Restaurant for breakfast at 8 a.m. and the general meeting at 9 a.m.

Plans are being made for fishing/camping trips for the 2012 season. Anyone interested in fly-fishing is welcome to attend.

Republican Club

The Rim Country Republican Club meets at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260.

Angie Elam, the new district ranger for the Payson Ranger Station, Tonto National Forest, will be the guest speaker.

Members and guests gather at 11 a.m. to socialize and order lunch.

A business meeting is planned for 11:30 a.m. and Elam will speak at noon.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For additional details, call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. (After turning in driveway, turn right at first driveway. OA meets in the Community Room in the center of the facility’s apartment complex.)

Call the following members for information: Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Denise, (928) 978-3706; Nancy, (928) 472-7661; Ted, (928) 951-3362.

There are no dues or fees.

Pain management support group

Making Life Better, a pain management support group, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays, at the lobby of the Grant Clinic, 903 E. Highway 260, Payson. All are welcome to attend the free program.

Paulette Wright facilitates the group. For more information, call (928) 468-1337.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Uptown Espresso. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station).

For further information, call 1-800-651-6000.

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Those interested are invited to attend these continuing events:

• Prayer and Meditation Group, Thursdays, 10 a.m., for location information, call (928) 468-2117

• Unity Book Study Group, Fridays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for location information, call (928) 478-6906.  No meeting First Fridays.

• Services Sunday 10 a.m. at the Central Arizona Board of Realtors office, 600 E. Hwy. 260.

Contact Unity of Payson at P.O. Box 2582, Payson, AZ 85547 or e-mail

Rim Country Cowboy Church

The Rim Country Cowboy Church meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Star Valley Baptist Church, 4180 E. Highway 260, Star Valley. The service includes live music by the Country Gospel Misfits. For more information, call (928) 474-5557.

Midweek Advent Services scheduled

Midweek Advent Services will be held at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, in preparation for celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Services will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

The theme for the Advent Services will be Wait, Pray and Live by Faith.

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited to join the congregation for this traditional welcome to Christmas.

For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto, (928) 474-5440.

Ponderosa Men’s Breakfast

Another fabulous “Breakfast for a Buck” will be served at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Hwy., at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3.

Kevin Ritter and his team will prepare breakfast, while the featured speaker will be Ed Warwick.  He will share amazing and humorous stories about sharing Jesus with others.

Come and enjoy great fellowship, a super message and a complete breakfast that still costs only $1.

For more information, call (928) 472-8178.

Adult Children of Alcohol and Dysfunctional Families

Adult Children of Alcohol and Dysfunctional Families meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Canal Senior Apartments, 807 S. Westerly in the first floor community room. Please contact Bev at (928) 472-4481 for details.

TOPS #373

TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday. Weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m., with the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Ilona Swenson at (928) 472-3331.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The “Life Changing-Something New” Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at 805 E. Highway 260 at Au Natural Cafe & Healthy Perspectives.

Call (928) 472-7450 for reservations.

For more details on the group, contact Cindy Bryant, CNHP, FIfHI, (928) 472-7120.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interaction each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome.

Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.

Calling all ladies

Come to one of Fancy Flair of Red’s luncheon meetings. No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments.

Call Queen Mum Mary Smith at (928) 468-8766 for more information.

An invitation

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Chaparral Pines dining room.

Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Desert Southwest Chapter cordially invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting Dec. 7.

The key is to walk away with skills to support caregivers of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For additional details, contact Shirley Grady at (602) 697-4870.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club Nov. 22 were Peggy Freeman, first; Wanda Sitz, second; Diane Baran, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Marilyn Blanc at (928) 474-0417 for reservations and information.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club meets the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260, at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, with the meeting at 9 a.m.

All interested are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness!

For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.

Musicians wanted

Musicians — specifically a drummer, guitarist and keyboardist — are needed for a new contemporary rock service at Mount Cross Lutheran Church.

This new service will be at 6:30 p.m., Sundays starting Jan. 8. 

Contact Jan Zimbelman, (928) 363-0151 or imacoffeebean99@ if interested.

Payson Senior Center

needs volunteers

The Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store need volunteers to work a minimum of four hours a week. A number of positions are open in both facilities.

For more information, call (928) 474-4876 or stop in at the Center, 514 W. Main St., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.


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